MOVIEGOERS GOT a boost with news that cinema chain Cineworld will reopen UK cinemas from July 10.
Cineworld’s UK cinemas will reopen after more than three months of lockdown after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all non-essential British shops to close on 23 March to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Cineworld said it has introduced “several operational changes” and implemented technology to make the cinema “safe but enjoyable”.
New measures include social distancing within cinema auditoriums, though Cineworld did not say whether customers must sit two metres apart.
It has also changed film schedules to manage queues and avoid crowds in Cineworld chain lobbies. And when cinemas reopen they will have enhanced cleanliness and sanitation procedures.
Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said: “We are thrilled to be back and encouraged by recent surveys that show that many people have missed going to the movie theatre.
“With a strong slate confirmed for the coming weeks, including among others Tenet, Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Wonder Women 1984, Black Widow, Bond, Soul, Top Gun Maverick and many more, the entire Cineworld team remains committed to being ‘the best place to watch a movie’.”